New sex abuse claims against Legion of Christ

The Legion of Christ, a Catholic order disgraced by sexual abuse committed by its founder and other clergy, is facing new allegations of molestation of children in lawsuits filed this month in Connecticut.

Five men and a woman sued the order in federal court on April 14 and 15, saying they were victims of sexual crimes when they attended schools run by the Legion of Christ in New Hampshire and Rhode Island. The alleged crimes took place in the 1990s when the complainants were children.

A spokesperson for the order said Monday that it was reviewing the complaints.

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